Stewart signed a two-year, $2.3 million contract with the Wild on Friday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Stewart is a journeyman who last played for the Ducks. In the 2015-16 season, he provided Anaheim with 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 56 games. The trouble with Stewart is that he's often injured, but this is a relatively low-risk signing for the Wild -- Minnesota needs more stability in the bottom-six.
Stewart lit the lamp, adding an assist and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Predators in Game 3. Stewart missed quite a few games during the regular season due to a jaw injury, and once he returned, the winger didn't look quite the same (two points in nine appearances). In just 7:13 of ice time Tuesday, the 28-year-old essentially had one of his best outings of the year, and it came in a must-win situation for the Ducks. Stewart has now reached 10 points in his playoff career.
Stewart (jaw) has been taken of injured reserve and is ready to return against the Senators on Saturday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports. Stewart has been out since mid-February after suffering a broken jaw but will look to pick up right where he left off. Prior to his injury, the winger has tallied two goals and four helpers in his previous 10 matchups, while also adding 31 PIM and 18 shots on net. If the 28-year-old retakes his spot on the Ducks' second power-play unit, it could make him a decent low price option for your daily lineups.
Stewart (jaw) traveled to Toronto on Thursday to join the Ducks for the remainder of the team's five-game road trip, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Stewart has been out since Feb. 13 with a fractured jaw, but Thursday's news indicates he's likely on the verge of returning to action. The 28-year-old winger was averaging 1:01 of ice time per game on the man advantage before missing time due to injury, and could reprise his role on the Ducks' second power-play unit upon his return to the lineup. Expect an update on Stewart's status once he's set to return to game action.
Stewart's medical examination revealed a fractured jaw and he is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Stewart was struck on the side of the face during a fight in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets and was subsequently sent back to Anaheim for further evaluation. X-rays revealed a displaced fracture on one side of his jaw and he will have his jaw wired shut. He will miss at least one month, meaning there could be more available ice time for the recently recalled Nick Ritchie.
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